Aoibhin Keogh Daly, 17, is one of only two Irish musicians selected from 26 countries from all over Europe to be part of a initiative run by the world famous Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.
Young Limerick Musician Aoibhin Keogh Daly represents Ireland at European Youth Orchestra
Aoibhin Keogh Daly, 17, a student at Laurel Hill Coláiste in Limerick, is currently representing Ireland in Amsterdam playing her cello in a European Youth orchestra project called RCO Young. She is one of only two Irish musicians selected from 26 countries from all over Europe to be part of this unique new initiative run by the world-famous Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.
The Concertgebouworkest was founded in 1888, only earning the ‘Royal’ designation on its 100 year anniversary in 1988. The orchestra’s patron is Her Majesty the Queen of the Netherlands and they entertain an estimated 250,000 concert-goers annually. Since 2003, the Academy of the Concertgebouworkest has been educating young musicians, and RCO Young was established this year with a similar mission.
As well as furthering the development of top young musical talent, the course aims to go further and stimulate personal development, a strong sense of community and a democratic mindset. A special programme focussing on this is included in collaboration with the United World Colleges Nederland so that the participants will not only learn to be better musicians but will become ambassadors, taking the ideas behind RCO Young – talent development, diversity and the connection with society – with them to their respective home countries.
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